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,000 will gather on the national mall for president obama's public inauguration. stars and stripes, katy perry rocking the red, white and blue at one of the many bashes across the nation's capital last night. and the partying is only getting started. president obama's biggest challenge in the next four years may be avoiding the second term curse. we'll look at the obstacles that could trip him up, plus an extra helping of history on the steps of the capital. justice sonia sotomayor, the first latino to deliver an inaugural oath. we'll show you the warm moment she shared with joe biden. this was yesterday. we've got an exciting four hours for you. coming up, former secret service agent dan bongino, four years ago he was head of security for president obama's first inauguration parade. representative debbie wasserman schultz at 6:00 a.m., corey booker at 7:00 a.m. along with senator john barrasso and bernice king will join us as well. we also have joaquin castro and also nick cannon. he's performing today for the inauguration. good morning to you. welcome to a special edition of "early start." i
for tuning in. we're covering this amazing, historic day in washington. the inauguration of barack obama as our president. right now, the president and the vice president are watching the inaugural parade with groups from all over the country going by and standing in front of the white house. just moments ago, the airmen passed by and got a standing ovation. earlier today, the president gave his second inaugural address, a stirring, passionate call for equality and fairness. forging a more perfect union and helping the country live up to the meaning of its creed. >> we, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths, that all of us are created equal. is the star that guides us still, just as it guided our fore bearers through seneca falls and selma and stonewall, just as it guided all of those men and women, sung and unsung, to hear a preacher say that we cannot walk alone. to hear a king proclaim that our individual freedom is inextricably bound to the freedom of every soul on ert. >> working together to fulfill the progressive promise of america, expanding its greatness to a
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for president barack obama. of course his second inauguration. we're coming to you live in northwest d.c. as you can see the white house is right behind us. >> raise your right hand and repeat after me. i barrack hussein obama do solemnly swear that i will faithfully execute-- >> we have many exciting events ahead, including full coverage of the inaugural parade, the swearing in -- the public swearing in and president obama's inaugural address. of course you're looking at video from the private swearing in ceremony yesterday as mandated by the constitution. it happened in the oval office just before noon sunday. again, the reasonable the constitution states the presidential term expires at noon on the 20th of january. watcrs. obama, their daughters along with the bidens. of course earlier in the same sunday, vice president biden was sworn in again and justice sotomayor administered the oath. >> it was administered at the vice president's residence at the naval observatory. >>> last night this was a rough night for me to watch. i'm a patriots fan. you know what? the night was pretty much all rave
public swearing in and inaugural parade and witness the start of the second half of barack obama's historic presidency. we have full coverage of the second inauguration and we start with nbc's peter alexander across the street from the white house at lafayette park. peter, good evening. >> reporter: lester, good evening to you. the first family will watch that inaugural parade right behind us. this is pennsylvania avenue and that is the reviewing stand where they will sit. but before the festivities can begin, the president today had to take care of some constitutional business. >> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear -- >> reporter: the ceremony was as intimate as it was brief. inside the white house, joined by his immediate family, president obama was sworn in by justice john roberts, who after famously flubbing the words four years ago, this time read from a printed script. >> that i will faithfully execute -- >> that i will faithfully execute. >> -- the office of president of the united states. >> the office of president of the united states. >> reporter: the presidenti
.c. along with tori campbell for president obama's inauguration for his second term. we're out there live right in the middle of the music, the pomp, the circumstance, thousands of people are out there as we look at these live pictures of some of the military musicians right there. testimony tori campbell is covering everything for us. is it getting crowded now? >> reporter: actually, the crowds are thinning out here. that's because i think people are heading into the mall, dome, inauguration and getting ready to celebrate. everyone's decorated. they are wearing obama hats, keeping warm, getting some food. because once they are inside, they won't be able to leave until the ceremony is over. inside there's already some musical entertainment going on. they started performing about a half-hour ago. during the ceremonies, some big names will be part of the entertainment. beyonce who sang "at last" during the obamas' first dance four years ago. she will be singing the national anthem and kelly clarkson will be singing as well as james taylor day -- james taylor. among the bay area is a rather
building museum for the inaugural reception. first lady michelle obama and dr. jill biden spoke to the crowd, as well. the president said he wanted to save his good lines for tomorrow's inaugural address but made one comment about his wife. >> i love michelle obama. [ applause ] and to address the most significant event of this weekend, i love her bangs. >> he said he loves her bangs. the president went on to thank his supporters and said this weekend is not the celebration of a president but of the country and its future. we have team coverage on this inauguration eve. erica gonzalez is live tonight. storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell is tracking tomorrow's forecast down to the hour. but we start with darcy spencer, live on the national mall. darcy, the big crowd comes tomorrow, but it's been busy tonight, too. >> reporter: it certainly has. if you're planning to come here tomorrow, be prepared to see a lot of this. this is the fencing that is all over the place that's going to help with crowd control. things are pretty much locked down and we're pretty for things to get sta
. this week's big question, is the second obama inauguration as significant as the first? joe klein? >> it's more significant for republicans because they now know they are a minority party. but we won't have 2 million people in the mall tomorrow. >> fewer people. but if he hadn't been re-elected it would have been very significant that the first black president was only a one-termer. so the fact he's re-elected is important. >> big deal. i think it's bigger. people are still as enthusiastic as they were four years ago. they're going to be out there, not in the same masses as they were before, but this is a big deal. >> the event not as big, but it confirms the huge amount of significant legislation, whether you like it or hated that obama, reed and pelosi passed. chris: i think the doubling down, as the new book will say. it's a big deal. thanks to all of you. that's the show. thanks for watching. see you back here next week after the inaugur >> announcer: nbc bay area news starts now. >>> ryan throws underneath for jones. he makes the catch. it's knocked down. and the game is over! the 4
programming note, stay with nbc news for special coverage of president obama's inauguration starting tomorrow on "today." that's all for today. if it's sunday, it's "meet the press." >>> good morning on this very special monday celebrating president obama's inauguration on this martin luther kij er kt holiday. >>> hundreds of thousand ans pour into the capital for festivities. we'll have details on a situation in kabul. >>> the latest on barbara walters' hospitalization. super bowl xlvii pits brother versus brother and then man versus shark. good morning to see you. in a few hours, president obama will take the oath of office for the second time in 24 hours before laying out his agenda for the next four years. just before noon sunday, supreme court chief justice john roberts administered the oath of office as required by law on the 20th of january. take a listen. >> please raise your right hand. >>> i about a rack hussein obama swear that will faithfully execute the office of the president of the united states and will to the best of my ability preserve, protect and defend the constitution of
obama's first inauguration. since that first swearing-in ceremony, the stock market has soared. the dow jones industrial average, up nearly 72%. back then, the economy has fallen to its lowest point since the great depression. and digging out has caused one other measure of the economy to soar, the national debt. >>> and soda sales are falling flat. the pace of the decline quickened even during the holiday party season. now, the giant soft drink companies are scrambling to change their directions, pinning their hopes on sports drinks or low or no-calorie versions. older people are now concerned about obesity and diabetes. >>> more super bowl ads will be crowd source this year. you may remember this made by a fan. this time, doritos will air two fan submissions. pepsi and pizza hut are getting into the act, by inviting fans to upload stories that will be woven into commercials will be air during the big game. good luck to those guys. >>> at the movies this weekend, jessica chastain was the big winner. she starts in the film "momma," which had its debut. she stars in and got an oscar nomi
at the inauguration. obama had quite a big wish list. take us through it. >> well, it is not really a wish list. inaugural speeches are not the place for a wish list. but you can read between the lines. i would sum it up with two words, unity and equality. a message to republicans meaning let's work together for a cnge to try to make things better in america, especially economically speaking and also for the budget. now equality is something that rsonates very well with his voters. not just about gender and race equality but equality for immigrants. he talked about that quite a lot. that is the point that might translate into serious political action. as we all know the latina community is affected by immigration and they helped to re-elect barack obama. major project coming up there. the last point that is important for us europeans, he talked about climate change. he signaled he is willing to take action in this field. the first term he did not do that. maybe change is coming in the second term. >> realisticly, how far can he get? >> he might come farther than we all think. because he has cha
it will be before a crowd roughly half the size of the one that jammed his 2009 inauguration. >> i barack obama hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> reporter: but it will have its own historical distinction. it will happen on the national mall where 50 years ago martin luther king junior gave his speech here, a serendipity not lost on bay area people we tracked down. >> anybody from california. >> i used to be from california. >> reporter: this summer san francisco man believes it's a perfect storm. >> to have everything happening, you know, right now with the 50 50th anniversary of dr. king's speech with the 150th 150th anniversary of the emancipation proclamation, it's amazing. i think it's great. >> i find it so fitting for the second inauguration of this administration and for what our country needs today. >> this is history. it will always be in the history books. no one can take it away. >> reporter: and beverly mckinseys living proof of the dream realized. >> you as an individual have the opportunity to make a difference in this world and if you don'
. >>> as is tradition, president obama has a full slate of public events on tap for the inauguration, and nancy cortes is at the west front of the capitol where the swearing-in will be taking place. nancy, good morning, and will we see some former presidents today? >> reporter: we will indeed norah. we'll see presidents clinton and carter. we will not see both presidents bush. the elder, as you know, is still ill. he's recovering. and the younger sends his regrets. what's remarkable about this day is how carefully choreographed it is. the minute that michelle walks out the front door with the red curtain around it what time the dignitaries walk out, what time the president himself walks out. and at 11:55 on the dot he gets sworn in by chief justice john roberts. he'll be using two bibles today. that's not unprecedented. three presidents in the past have done the same. the first belonged to president lincoln. he used it in his swearing-in in 1861. and the second belonged to martin luther king jr. it was his traveling bible and it's fitting because today is martin luther king day. afte
, and the inauguration ball. that will be all right here on cnn as president barack obama is inaugurated for a second time. i can't wait. now anderson cooper. >>> a big night tonight as washington gets ready for an even bigger day tomorrow, as many as 800,000 people expected. tomorrow morning, president obama will make the journey from the white house to this end of pennsylvania avenue. up here to capitol hill. then at noon he'll rest one hand on a pair of historic bibles and be sworn in. he'll address the world and be welcomed into the history books. for the first time in a long time, the first time since the ronald reagan second inaugurati inauguration, it will all be a formality. law requires presidents and vice presidents be sworn in on the 20th. today the 20th, they were in two quiet ceremonies. >> please raise your right hand and repeat after me. i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear that i will faithfully execute the office of president of the united states, and will to be best of my ability preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the united states so help me god. >> congress gra
, to watch obama be sworn in a second time. >> the theme of this year's inauguration, is our people, our future. >> reporter: while the president plans to look to the future, he'll also pay tribute to the past. he'll be sworn in on two bibles. one used by abraham lincoln. and one, fittingly on this day, used by martin luther king. the day will have its share of star power. katy perry kicked things off at a concert earlier this weekend. ♪ at last and beyonce, whose rendition of edda james' "at last" will this time perform the national anthem at the ceremony. george, the floodgates seem to have opened. we're expecting near 1 million people here for the swearing in and the parade to follow. we'll be here all day long. george? >> thanks, josh. >>> today is a day for poetry and pageantry and parades. abc's jon karl is live at the capitol with more on that. as the president is ready to deliver his speech steps from where you are, his team is gearing up for the dig debates on so many issues. >> reporter: no doubt. and they are transforming that campaign, to win the election into a force, they
a million people are in the district this weekend, president obama's second inauguration. it is an event that expanded into a weekend full of exciting festivities. fox 5's audrey barnes is in the newsroom with a rundown on today's events. >> a smaller crowd is expected for tomorrow's public swearing in than the one four years ago when barack obama took office for the first term. even though it's the second time around for the president and his supporters some of those planning to attend say it still feels fresh and new and most importantly, historic. >> i, barack obama, do solemnly swear -- >> president obama's second term officially began at noon today when he took the oath of office in a private white house ceremony. it's the public ceremony on the west front of the capitol monday that lured people from around the country to d.c. for some it's a repeat trip. >> absolutely we were here four years ago. >> reporter: jay and kioka marks weren't here in 2009. they'd just had a baby, but this time everything worked out perfectly. >> we just wanted to be part of it, be able to tell our kids,
on pennsylvania avenue for eisenhower's inauguration. i was at george w. bush's and then obama's last time. a lot warmer today than 2009. it's just a great day. >> reporter: and you have the best view you've had yet. senator, you're independent. you said you wanted to come to washington to shake things up. is that what washington needs. does it need to calm things down? >> i don't -- i think it's a little of both. i think really what we need more than anything else is talking to each other. as bill clinton said, it's arithmetic. if you've got a democratic president, a republican house, a senate that's essentially evenly balanced because of the way the rules work, then we've got to talk to each other. there's just no other way to solve the problems. >> you're replacing a republican who left, olympia snowe, essentially because she said she was sick of the partisanship. what can you do in the next week, month to change that? >> i started by just meeting with senators. i think part of the problem here is a lack of relationships. everybody is going their own way, and they're keeping their partisanship
obama's second public inauguration. our festivities begin at this hour. we're expecting to see the president in roughly 30 minutes or so as he makes his way to mass. john? >> i'm john king. inaugural speeches have been used to set the tone, unite a nation, and to set an example for the rest of the world. we're going to look this morning at the historical significance of today and why the next four years may be tougher than the first four. >> so big names and prime seats. we will go inside the vip section for today's inauguration. we'll tell you who will show up and who won't. >> among our guests this hour, we're talking to iowa representative steve king, maine senator angus king, texas representative joaquin castro, and from "america's got talent," nick cannon. our special edition of "starting point" live from the nation's capital begins right now. good morning, everybody. welcome. this is what it looks like in washington, d.c., today. a beautiful day, not quite as warm as yesterday. it's something like 36 degrees. 28 if you factor in the windchill factor. but actually, compare
-- president barack obama's inauguration. let's go live now to washington d.c. you were giving us a sense of the programs of the president is mapping out. how is he going to get it through congress? >> the republicans still control the house and they have been in no mood to compromise. he's trying to take on some pretty controversial issues -- immigration, gun control, spending, dealing with the national debt and deficit. these are things he sees absolutely no common ground with republicans on. he has to get them to agree, so how is he going to do it? he's defined by his ability to campaign. he's putting that the organization into eight groups that will lobby on his behalf. his inauguration was about changing the town in washington. even people in the white house said that the president has failed to change the town. if anything, it's uglier, angrier, and even more bitter. he was to try to get just enough of the republican party on board with him to pass some of the agenda items and we believe he's going to take them all on at once. >> talk us through what we can expect on monday. >> a bi
and a live feed of president obama inaugural address. >> just a few things going on today. >> it's a busy day. >>> 4:41 now, victim offense its own success, how marin county plans to buy back guns without any cash. >> inquiry expands, what we're learning about the faulty battery. >>> and how fans reacted to new restrictions on watching the spectacle at m -- mavericks. >>> welcome back, it is 4:43 a win-win for bay area sports fans. the 9ers are afc championships and two dozens of the world's best surfers took on 15-foot waves at half-moon bay. viewing was restricted at this parking lot. but 30,000 spectators, believe me were not disappointed. >> when they put it up a few minutes ago, i heard the people awing, it's freaky and shows how big it is. pretty cool. >> some of the big names were missing from this year's competition, shane daran who had a shoulder injury, and a lot of people on hand and the bay area came up big in this year's competition, the winner 43-year-old peter mel, followed by zach warmhoh. . >>> were watching any of that on the coast.
and staying -- chilly and staying breezy. >>> in that chilly weather, president obama's inaugural address lasted only 18 minutes but it was much more optimistic than the one in 2009. he said the next four years will be defined by a younger, more progressive and diverse america and he sounded like a polythition who didn't have to worry about reelection. karen travers was on hand. >> reporter: on a perfect crisp winter day president obama signaled a new she son in america. >> my fellow americans, we are made for this moment. we will see that -- seize it so long as we seize it together. >> reporter: president obama outlined a vision for his second term and kept returning to some key themes. >> we, the people -- our journey, our time. >> reporter: this was a call to action. president obama lake -- making this clear that he lookings at the next four years to seize a moment together with the american people. while he said that must be done as one nation, one people, the agenda he outlined is clearly aimed at prog -- progressives. >> they do not make us a nation of takers. >> reporter: and in an
. >> we will look at big money behind the inauguration. four years ago president obama refused to accept corporate donations, but this year exxonmobil, at&t, christoph are among the biggest backers of today's festivities. -- microsoft are among the biggest backers of today's festivities. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. the teenage gunman is in custody after allegedly killing five members of his family in new mexico on saturday night. police say the 15-year-old killed his parents and three siblings, each suffering multiple gunshot wounds. the suspect was armed with several weapons, including an assault rifle. it was the deadliest mass shooting in the u.s. since the newtown massacre over a month ago. the shooting came on the same day opponents of gun control held rallies across the country to oppose the white house effort to reform the nation's gun laws. at demonstrations in pennsylvania and ohio, gun owners pilloried calls for stricter gun control. >> no law put on law abiding citizens h crime. they're going to take my gun so i can ge
. i'm term limited out. >> still on the committee. before the first obama inaugural there was a lot of chatter. it seems pretty quiet. security officials say they feel much more confident. have you heard anything? >> for all i know -- as far as i know everything is clear. >> amen for that. >> thank you very much. >> thanks, john. >> thank you, sir. >> good last name. >> it's a great last name. can a divided country come together in president obama's second term? that's ahead as we continue our special coverage of this inauguration weekend. >>> is there such a thing, is there a second term curse? gloria borger is back with us along with a couple guys who saw their guy sworn in for two terms. let's talk about second terms. paul, i want to start with you first. your president came before his so we'll go in order and gloria can interrupt at any moment. >> i will. >> look, your president, bill clinton, had a great economy and then the monica lewinsky scandal and impeachment came along. and his agenda went off the tracks. your president, the opposition to the iraq war was growing. he won
's capital on the national mall for president obama's second inauguration. plenty of excitement. a lot going on in the capital city. cnn going to bring you all the big events and all the highlights. president barack obama's second term is officially under way for seven hours now. he took the oath of office at noon today, january 20th, as required by the u.s. constitution. mr. obama sworn in. a small ceremony using a bible that belonged to his wife's family. chief justice john roberts used a note card this time avoiding, you might remember, the verbal stumble of four years ago. the president, of course, will do tomorrow in public in the traditional setting outside the capital using the same lincoln bible he used four years ago and a bible that belonged to the reverend martin luther king, jr. hundreds of thousands of people from across the country, some from around the world, will be here in the nation's capital to witness hit. earlier today at the vice president's official residence, joe biden was sworn into office for a second term. doing the honors there, justice sonia sotomayor making her
,000 people. it will not be jammed the way it was for four years ago for president obama's inaugural when there were about 1.8 million. i can tell you having been down here four years ago, the crowd here is nothing compared to what it was then. there's still very much of a festive atmosphere. a lot of people who are happy to be witnessing history, to be seeing their president inaugurated for the second time. >> jennifer: you are in a great spot because you get the reverse look of what the president is seeing. so we get to see it from both ends of the mall. i can tell you from somebody who was there at the other side of that last time, the sea of people from that vantage point perched up high was amazing. and it looks like behind you, there is actually a good number that have gathered. 1.9 million last time and maybe a little bit less than half of that expected. any time you get close to a million, you've got a lot of folks. >> yeah. you know it is close to a million -- here we are seven blocks away. it is a sea of people for the seven blocks going to the capitol. four years ago, it was al
.c. tomorrow for barack obama's second inauguration. technically, he was sworn in to a second term today but the public ceremony is tomorrow. four years ago when i covered the inauguration the temperature was a chilly 28 dreeegrees. the year the president promised warmer weather. steve handelsman has the forecast. steve, that's a pretty big promise, even for a president. >> reporter: looks like he's going to break it. that's not the kind of thing even a president can promise. the obama first term was tough, diane. the road ahead looks rough. tonight and tomorrow, all for offer this president an opportunity to get more americans i behind him and to have a little fun. president barack obama tonight started his second term at a glitzy dinner funded by supporters and joked, he loves michelle obama. >> to address the most significant event of this weekend, i love her bangs. she looks good. she always looks good. >> please raise your right hand and repeat after me. >> supreme court chief justice roberts swoer in mr. obama for his second term at midday. >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr
>>> good morning, america, inauguration day. we're live from washington, d.c., as president obama begins his second term. >> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear. >> the battle lines drawn for the next four years. unity, immigration, and america's debt. up to 1 million are set to watch the president address the country from the capitol. the celebrations have already begun. ♪ baby, you're a firework >> as he reveals his vision for the country. the perils and promises ahead. and obama's agenda for america. >>> and good morning, america. we're live to you, right now, across the country. "gma" special inauguration coverage. magnificent morning here, for the celebration of our enduring democracy. there's the national mall right there. the crowd's starting to gather. some 800,000 expected today in the shadow of the washington monument and the capitol. there's the view the president will have, from high atop the capitol, right now. everyone, converging on the center of washington. there's the president and his family, just after 8:30 this morning. going to church services, st. jo
obama's second inauguration. if you need help getting around, there's an app for that. the presidential inaugural committee has developed a new smartphone app and we will show you how it works. >> i'm along for the ride. >> quite a way to end his career. ray lewis is one game away from winning a second superbowl ring as the ravens take on the 49ers in the big game. "good morning washington" at 5:00 a.m. starts now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> good morning, washington. it's monday, january 21. i am scott thuman. -- scott thuman will be joining us a little later. i am cynne simpson. let's get to jacqui jeras porta- pott -- for the weather. >> partly sunny skies today. a little bit more sunshine this morning than what we will see this afternoon, but we do have a cold front of the late this afternoon into this evening. besprinkled changing into snow flurries will be possible late. we don't think it will be enough to complicate the roads or the metro. it may just at a little excitement. in the future, an arctic blast is on the way. we can be thankfu
. they think there may be areas of agreement. >> i was re-reading president obama's first inaugural. he mentions three times there the idea of climate change. it's not going to come up during this time because america is moving towards energy independence, some of the idea that we need to press ahead with this. but actually wright now there's capital investments in all of the refineries. if we don't you know put in sensible environmental policies while we're doing this massive energy extraction, we're not -- chris: tack tracking in or out is it going to last? >> it's going to last. >> the tea senator from texas look for him to make noise around the haguel nominations. he's on the senate armed services committee. he's been to scrawl twice in the last month -- israel twice in the last months. he's a star among the tea party crowd. people are talking about him. i have a possible 2016 contender. the problem being he was born in canada. >> the cliche that young people are liberal and ultra conservative is wrong. but it is true now. and that highlights the challenge. what they need to do is f
for president obama, his wife michelle, daughters sasha and malia, they are taking part in the inauguration day celebration. located by lafayette park and. vice president biden and his wife jill are attending. and the vice president and president have already gone into their second term. >> i do solemnly swear. >> chief justice john roberts administered the oath to the president yesterday during brief ceremony in the blue room of the white house followed by another small ceremony last night. >> what we're celebrating is not the election or swearing in of a president. what we're doing is celebrating each other. >> vice president biden took the official oath yesterday administered by sonia sotomayor. it requires that the president and vice president take the oath before noon eastern time on january 20th. >>> according to tradition, if the o 20th falls on a sunday, a public swearing in and most festivities take place on the 21 21st. cbs 5 christin ayers is washington where today's events are taking on special significance on this martin luther king holiday
and public speech from president obama and later the inaugural parade. >> the president needs to take the oath of office officially on january 20. with all the big events surrounding today, he had to do that yesterday. on sunday he took the official oath of office in a prate ceremony apartment the white house. -- ceremony at the white house. vice president joe biden and his wife and a few others looked on as chief justice john roberts administered the oath. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> thank you, mr. chief justice, thank you so much. >> there is was. it was very quick. now we'd like to welcome chris brown. he's here in our rooftop location. >> chris is director of public affairs and he has been going to parties, parties, parties, nonstop. we're so glad you're partying with us this morning. which parties did you go to? >> good morning. for the last three days it's been parties nonstop. i think really the first great party of this weekend was the iowa state society party as the national museum of women of the arts. they take a serious responsibility in choosing who the nominees
>>> good morning to you on this very special monday, celebrating president obama's inauguration this martin luther king jr. holiday. coming up, president obama prepares to lay out his second term agenda before america and the world as hundreds of thousands pour into the frigid capitol for the festivities. >>> we'll also have late breaking details a developing situatn out of kabul surrounding three suicide bombers. >>> the latest on legendary newswoman barbara walters' hospitalization. >>> super bowl xlvii pits brother versus brother. >>> and a bizarre scene of man versus shark. >>> and a bizarre scene of man versus shark. "early today" starts right now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> very good morning to you. nice to see you. i'm veronica de la cruz. in just a few hours, president obama will take the oath of office for the second time in 24 hours before laying out his agenda for the next four years. just before noon on sunday, supreme court chief just john roberts administered the oath of office as required by law on the 20th of january. take a listen. >> plea
the finishing touches on the big inauguration ceremonies. president obama will be sworn in publicly outside the capital tomorrow. ktvu's ken pritchett live now in the nation's capital and he tells us this inauguration will be very different from president obama's first inauguration. >> reporter: tomorrow morning hundreds of thousands of people will stand in line for hours in the cold so they can take in history as president obama takes a ceremonial oath of office here at the capital. obviously it is a huge event. but it is not as huge as what we saw four years ago. as the finishing touches are put in place the stage and thousands of chairs set for president obama's second in inaugural. there are people like gail olaney with memories still fresh from last time. >> if there were so many people it was awesome. it was surreal. it really was. >> reporter: the inaugural drew 1.8 million people. 800,000 are expected to attend tomorrow. among them many bay area residents. congressman eric swawell who came to washington two weeks ago will have a good view. >> we have pretty good seats. congress sits
the newseum in washington where all day festivals have marked the second inauguration of barack obama. it began with a church service early this morning. but the celebration is far from over. the inaugural parade itself is currently under way and the first family is watching from the viewing stand just outside the white house. early this afternoon the president sent crowds along pennsylvania avenue wild when he and the first lady got out of the motorcade and walked several blocks waving to the crowds. it was a rare close-up look for many. the highlight was the president's inaugural address way was powerful and, i believe, lincolnesque. he called for an end to perpetual wars and gave a historic shout out to gay rights. on many fronts the president said it was time to act. >> for now decisions are upon us, and we cannot afford delay. we must act knowing that our work will be imperfect. we must act knowing that today's victories will be only partial and that it will be up to those who stand here in four years and 40 years and 400 years hence to advance the timeless spirit once conferred
! our continuing coverage of president obama as inauguration. with hundreds of thousands of people gathered to celebrate president obama was sworn in for his second term. >> please raise your right hand and repeat after me. i barack hussein's obama solemnly swear that will faithfully execute the office of president of the united states and will to the best of my building. >> one that was once owned by martin luther king jr. and the other abraham lincoln. supreme court justice warren vice- president joe biden for his second term >> the joseph biden jr. solemn we swear that i will support and defend the constitution of the united states >> he also unofficially took the oath of office yesterday. president obama expressed hope for the future in his inaugural address. he called for fidelity to our founding principles. while also increasing your responses to new challenges. >> a decade of war is now ending. ifan economic recovery has begun. we possess all of the >> hughes in drive. diversity and open this. endless capacity for risk and a gift for reinvention. >> the president wi
under way for the barack obama second inauguration, he is facing some very big challenges ahead of him. the economy is growing, but things look pretty fragile. you may remember, early january, congress reached a last-minute deal to avoid automatic tax increases. that relief was only temporary. harsh spending cuts go into effect in march unless there is another deal. america will hit their borrowing limit at that time. congress cannot reach -- if congress cannot reach an agreement, consequences are severe. experts say that america faces a budget crisis like no other unless politicians can agree on those spending cuts and the increase in borrowing. >> he really is confronted with and will be preoccupied for the next several months with this huge fiscal problems in the united states. projections of deficits that are enormous and a clear disagreement between the president's and members of his party and the republicans in congress over what to do with it. >> let's talk about this shocking report that we have both been mentioning. the global economic downturn has hit women and girls the hard
a line from his poem "one today" at the second inauguration of president obama. those 20 children of course the victims of the tragedy in newtown. here to discuss pore presidential priorities are bill press and christine pelosi. obviously there have been a lot of gun events. those incidents did not prompt action -- at least presidential action like sandy hook has. will sandy hook also prompt action in congress? >> i think so. yes, it will. but first i have to say again, what a powerful statement. the poem that he wrote for this occasion, and i thought he and president obama got together ahead of time and talked about this togetherness, and all of us americans are in this together. and here is a young man, cuban american, openly gay man, that really said something too, plus the power of his words. but to sandy hook this was the slaughter of the innocents. and i think that's what really shocked us and shocked the president. these were little angels. the purest of the pure, and as the president said and i was at the white house when he announced his proposals. th
of at people expected across the district to what the inauguration of president barack obama. did before brothers who are head coaches going head-to-head in a super bowl, the colts against the 49ers. good morning, washington. i am cynne simpson. scott thuman will join us in the 5:00 hour from the west lawn of the white house. now, jacqui jeras with the forecast. >> warm temperatures overall. today we will get a little sunshine especially this morning. more clouds expected in the afternoon. there's a cold front that could bring a sprinkle and a snow flurry late this afternoon into the evening. then we have a huge arctic blast on the way. we are thankful that will not be hitting us on inauguration day. that's tomorrow. 32 degrees at dulles, 35 at reagan national, 32 in manassas this morning. temperatures today will make it into the mid 40's this afternoon. then we will tell you about cold air on the way, in a few minutes. west a check on traffic and weather steve hershorn. >> the 14th street bridge, traffic is being allowed across. that will be the case for the duration of the inaugural ce
obama is inaugurated for the second time. i can't wait. that's all for us tonight. now anderson cooper. >>> good evening. a big night as washington gets ready an even bigger day tomorrow. as many as 800,000 people expected. tomorrow morning president obama will make the journey from the white house to this end of pennsylvania avenue up here to capitol hill. at noon on the capitol's west front he will raise a hand on pair of historic bibles and usher in his second term. he'll address the crowd and the nation and the world. he's be honored with receptions and welcomed into the history books. for the first time in a long time, the first time since ronald reagan's second ina inauguration lit be a formality. law requires it tot be sworn in on the 20th. today, they were. >> please raise your right hand, and repeat after me. i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear. >> i, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear. >> that i will faithfully execute. >> that i will faithfully execute. >> the office of president of the united states. >> the office of president of the united states. >> and will t
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